Tennis Hopeful Collapses At US Open

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09.02.10 7 Comments

Victoria Azarenka headed into the 2010 U.S. Open as the No. 10 women’s tennis player in the world. But during her second round match against Argentina’s Gisela Dulko, Azarenka collapsed in the seventh game. The 21-year old was taken off the court in a wheelchair and was transported to a local hospital, where she was treated for what was originally believed to be a case of heat exhaustion. But it turns out that Azarenka had been performing some exercises before her match and she fell and suffered a mild concussion. There goes my U.S. Open parlay. Damn this crippling gambling addiction.

Her agent and never-nude John Tobias told the New York Times, “She was just doing some footwork exercises, and she tripped on the bottom of her own sweat pants and ended up falling and hitting her head on the ground. Unbelievable.” I know, right? Belarus women are supposed to be nimble like jungle cats, or at least that’s what I was learning while watching “10 Things You Should Know About Female Belarus Tennis Players” yesterday on the Discovery Channel before it was cut off for some boring news story.

The important thing is that she’s OK now. If only we could all just laugh about this, perhaps to a video after the jump…

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